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K900 looks good, but looks to be just for Chinese consumption

Lenovo is looking to make some waves in the smartphone market with its new K900 "superphone". Most were wowed by Sony's impressive Xperia Z with its 5" 1080p display, but Lenovo's K900 is sporting a 5.5" display while still retaining 1080p resolution (this also means that it will have a slightly lower pixel density than the Xperia Z).
Under the screen, the K900 is powered by Intel's Clover Trail+ platform. To go with that firepower, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage are also in the cards. More impressively, Lenovo has managed to toss in a 13MP camera with a F1.8 focal length lens, dual-LED flash, and the requisite front-facing camera for video chat.
The device itself is 6.9mm thick and weighs just 5.7 ounces. The body of the phone is a mixture of polycarbonate and stainless steel that gives it a nice, business-like exterior.
“With the K900, our team has broken down the key functions of the smartphone and redesigned them from the ground up,” said Liu Jun, president, Mobile Internet Digital Home, and senior vice president, Lenovo. “Rather than focus on specifications that look good on a datasheet, we’ve zeroed in on what consumers want and proved that for smartphone users, top performance doesn’t require a thick profile. The K900 is a game-changer that looks as good as it performs.”
Unfortunately, it looks as though Lenovo is targeting the K900 primarily at the Chinese market and a few other select markets. There's no word on when (or if) it will be available to a U.S. audience. At least Sony has enough confidence to market its “superphone” in the U.S.

Source: Lenovo

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RE: Nice phone
By Milliamp on 1/9/2013 1:31:24 AM , Rating: 2
Have you ever used the 4.8" S3? Smaller than 5.5" is fine but a phone doesn't need to be 4" to be comfortable to use with one hand.

RE: Nice phone
By inighthawki on 1/9/2013 2:54:49 AM , Rating: 2
I've played with a variety of larger phones, most recently I got to play with a lumia 920, which is smaller than the S3 in width and height, and only slightly thicker, and I would describe it as way too large.

RE: Nice phone
By mwarner1 on 1/9/2013 8:15:25 AM , Rating: 2
You would quickly get used to it if you had it for any length of time.

Last year I had a Galaxy S II and was contemplating the upgrade to an S III, but was concerned that its 4.8" screen would be too large. I had the opportunity to buy an immaculate Galaxy Note (5.3") for a decent price, so I thought I would buy it for interests sake & also to see how I could cope with a larger device.

After 1 day I contemplated reselling the Note & keeping my SII
After 2 days I thought I might get used to it
After 3 days I could not go back to the S II and proceeded to put it up for sale

When the SIII was released I tried it out, but couldn't cope with the smaller screen, so kept the Note!

RE: Nice phone
By retrospooty on 1/9/2013 9:00:32 AM , Rating: 2
Exactly... You dont see alot of people going from a large screen back to small. You DO see a ton of people and the entire industry going from small to large and the one common thing that you hears is "I love this big screen". Not "golly, I cant use this big thing". The people that complain about big screens are the ones stuck with small ones... you know who says "Size doesn't matter" ? The guy with a small one [and his woman trying to be supportive] ;)

RE: Nice phone
By tng on 1/9/2013 9:41:27 AM , Rating: 2
quote: common thing that you hears is "I love this big screen".
I think also a limiting factor of these is how does it fit in your pocket? At some point just buy a Surface or Ipad...

I like something that I can carry around in the front pocket of my blue jeans without having a huge bulge...

RE: Nice phone
By lexluthermiester on 1/13/2013 2:21:47 AM , Rating: 2
At some point just buy a Surface or Ipad...

One problem with at logic; No phone functions. The Galxay Note has a big screen, high resolution AND all the phone functions. And the moment one of those companies releases a big screen phone with a physical qwerty keyboard, I'm in like Flynn!

RE: Nice phone
By andrewaggb on 1/9/2013 12:43:24 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah I bought a galaxy note 2. Made sure it would fit in my pockets (did so easily), I could hold it on one hand easily enough so I figured why not. After a few days there is no going back. My wife got a gs3 and hasn't once complained it's too big or any such nonsense.

I jokingly picked up her kindle to compare it to the note 2 and realized I could one hand the kindle... so maybe one day :-)

RE: Nice phone
By retrospooty on 1/9/2013 1:32:46 PM , Rating: 1
Yup... My wife is 5 foot zero inches tall with really small hands and has no problem with my GS3. People that say they cant deal with it are just making excuses or simply havent tried.

RE: Nice phone
By Mint on 1/9/2013 9:17:31 AM , Rating: 2
Your experience mirrors what most of the better reviewers have said. It was somewhat panned upon release for its size, so its success was unexpected. Turns out that the major sites were quick to judge (that is their job, after all) and when people lived with it for a while, they loved it.

That being said, people have different sized hands. A girl, or man with girly hands for that matter, holding a Note II would be comparable to men with above average hands holding a 7" phone. That's a bit crazy.

inighthawki's girly hands prefer a 4" phone, and there's nothing wrong with that.

RE: Nice phone
By Manch on 1/9/2013 9:39:14 AM , Rating: 2
That's why I like Asian girls. Everything looks big in their hands!

Joking aside, I like the bigger screens myself bc it makes touch typing a bit easier. The only way I'll go back to a smaller screen is if there's a physical keyboard.

RE: Nice phone
By seamonkey79 on 1/9/2013 11:48:39 AM , Rating: 2
HTC Eris to Incredible to Rezound, thought I was done with the Rezound's screen size. Friend got a Note II and... blown away with how much nicer that large screen is. Picked up a Note II, not going to be able to go back to a smaller screen, though I do think its screen is as large as I would want to go, simply because it's just at the edge of where I can one hand thumb type. Is fantastic, replaced the tablet with it too, so now I have just the one device to carry around.

My mom, however is as happy for the same reasons with the Rezound vs her iPhone 4 (which she wasn't paying $180 to have Apple replace the battery in).

RE: Nice phone
By KentState on 1/9/2013 12:17:03 PM , Rating: 2
Same here going from an Thunderbolt to S3 to Note2. I was concerned the first day of owning the Note2, but now the S3 seems tiny whenever I pick it up. Cell phones used to be huge not more than 10 years ago so the recent trend of smartphones have given us the idea that phones are getting big.

RE: Nice phone
By bupkus on 1/9/2013 9:09:33 AM , Rating: 5
doesn't need to be 4" to be comfortable to use with one hand

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